CHI Franciscan has recently received the most “A” safety grades, according to the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report, making it the highest-ranked system across all health systems in the state of Washington.

Based on 27 evidence-based measures, the Leapfrog report card indicates how well hospitals prevent errors, injuries, and infections by assigning A, B, C, D, and F grades, evaluating more than 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the nation on this grading system.

“CHI Franciscan continues to demonstrate our commitment to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and communities,” said Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan. “This achievement is a true testament of our team’s dedication to safe health care practices, particularly as we experience the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am so proud of the collective effort from our physicians, nurses, caregiver, and team members to continue our trajectory of high performance, all while overcoming new challenges every day.”

CHI Franciscan maintained the high patient safety grades it earned in the fall of 2019, along with five “A” grade hospitals including; St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Harrison Medical Center Bremerton, and Harrison Medical Center Silverdale. Two — Highline Medical Center and St. Clare Hospital — earned “B” grades.

“Patient and hospital safety are CHI Franciscan’s top priority,” said Michael Anderson, MD, chief medical officer of CHI Franciscan. “These consecutively high marks are a direct reflection of our excellent staff and their commitment to patient safety.”

The Leapfrog Group’s ratings are updated every six months, once in the fall and again in the spring. To review the report in full, click here.